Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Fort Recovery

The central siege of the 1794 campaign came at Fort Recovery (here's the replica in Ohio) which the Native confederacy failed to take. Wayne's Legion were very adept at making forts along their route in imitation of the Roman fortified camps.
'Fort Recovery was so named because it was built on the ground where Gen. St Clair had been defeated; and hence that ground was recovered out of the hands of the savages. This fort became immediately very noted in history, from a bloody battle fought in its vicinity, on the 30th of June, 1794'
from the book of Indians Samuel Gardner Drake

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen this fort before. Thanks for the link. It would make an interesting model for the War of 1812 campaign I have planned sometime in the future.